Okay, So It’s Not Flying Cars …

But still. Google’s self-driving car has been demoed a number of times over the past few years — “Good Morning America” even took it for a spin in 2010. But the pedal’s about to  be really put to the metal in Nevada. Nevada’s Legislative Commission has approved regulations that would allow self-driving vehicles on the state’s roadways. Sweet, huh? Near as I can tell from the story, it's a bit of bracing open-mindedness on the part of Nevada state legislators. They're willing, … [Read more...]

The Hitler of Ice Cream

Jon Stewart hits another one out of the park. I LOL'd. … [Read more...]

Camels With Hammers, Booyah!

Stop reading this. Go read this: Is It Just A Mystery Whether God Exists? Daniel Fincke details an argument between a godder and a skeptic. Robin: Okay, first of all—I don’t claim to know there is a god, I admit I have faith. I am honest about that, unlike you making knowledge claims where you really only have faith too. Jaime: Hold it—you cannot have this both ways. You worship this god, you live your life around your beliefs about this god and what you think it wants you to do, and … [Read more...]

For Christian Teens: Getting Beyond the Unthinkable

I’m thinking of some tri-fold fliers to be handed out to Christian teens. Here's a first approximation of one of them. Tell me what you think of it, what you'd add, take away, change. _______________________________ What If ... ? When you think about it, it’s the nuances that have helped we humans advance. The search for all that stuff obscured by the standard wisdom, the common knowledge, the things every sane person knows. … [Read more...]

St. Valentine and Darwin: A Tale of Two Carls

Carl Buell, Carl Zimmer. Do you know the names? Buell is the renowned natural history illustrator, Zimmer is the well-known science writer. Buell's name just popped up all over the world in relation to Darwin Day, Zimmer's makes a splash this week on the cover of Time Magazine. I hope Darwin enthusiast Colin Purrington will forgive me for quoting pretty much an entire page on his website, but he explains the Buell-Darwin connection so well I just couldn't do it better:  … [Read more...]

Jeez, I Looked Like THAT??

Good news! Well, for me, anyway. I've been invited to do an article for American Atheist Magazine. I just submitted it today, for the March issue. Part of the thing was a couple of photos I had to send along. Since the piece is about my recent "atheist deals with death" experience, and speaks of my cowboy Dad, the pics were of me and said Dad. Most of my life, I actually thought I was rather homely, but looking at this pic from 1975, I'm like "Hey, this kid is handsome! That's ME??" … [Read more...]


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